Tooth Extractions An Overview
Although considered the treatment of last resort for tooth damage or decay, there are certain reasons for performing a tooth extraction that benefits long-term dental health. For example, tooth extractions can help resolve overcrowded teeth. They are also necessary when it comes to removing problematic wisdom teeth that are impacting the health or structure of your mouth. Additionally, tooth extraction may be part of an orthodontic treatment plan to realign the teeth if there is overlapping, overcrowding, or other bite-related concerns.
Dr. Kim can perform simple tooth extractions in the comfort of our Williamsport dental office. If your case is complex, as wisdom teeth can be, she will work with you to coordinate treatment with a local oral surgeon and follow up on your care.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Williamsport, PA
Your wisdom teeth typically begin to grow in during your late teens and early twenties. They cause a variety of issues for your smile. When your wisdom teeth begin to grow, you may experience significant pain or discomfort if there is not enough room in your already-developed smile for additional teeth. Your adult teeth may attempt to shift around to make space for the wisdom teeth, causing unwanted orthodontic issues. Additionally, because of the placement of wisdom teeth in the far back of the mouth, if allowed to grow in, wisdom teeth often quickly develop tooth decay because they are so difficult to clean during your at-home oral hygiene routine. For all of these reasons, Dr. Kim often recommends tooth extraction when treating patients with wisdom teeth development.